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Academic advisors and faculty provide undergraduate nursing students with advice and assistance in program planning. Advisors are some of students' most valuable resources on campus. First and second-year students are advised by academic advisors, who also oversee students in study abroad programs. Third and fourth-year students are assigned to a faculty advisor. The academic advisors, however, have broad oversight of every student's progress toward graduation. Questions about advising assignments should be directed to Marissa Delwiche or Julie Radford.

All students are required to meet with their adviser once a semester before registration for the next semester. If students fails to meet with their adviser, a hold will be placed on their registration account and they will not be able to register until they have met with him or her.

The following suggestions are offered to make the advising experience beneficial:.

You should: contact your adviser when you have questions or problems. Keep in frequent touch with your adviser
Your adviser should: post regular office hours.
You should: make and keep appointments or call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment. Be punctual. Your adviser must meet many demands and take care of several recommendations, in addition to other academic work.
Your adviser should: keep appointments or call if it is necessary to change or cancel an appointment.
You should: come to consultations with specific questions in mind. Tell your adviser clearly and specifically what you need to know.
Your adviser should: provide accurate and specific information.
You should: bring necessary materials (pen, paper, schedule of classes, etc.).
Your adviser should: have on hand resource material (university Bulletin, adviser handbook, etc.).
You should: ask about tutorial and support services if they are needed.
Your adviser should: refer you to other sources of information or other offices on campus when s/he is unable to help you.
You should: be open to advice concerning school work, study habits, academic progress.
Your adviser should: listen to you; try to see matters from your perspective; ask for clarification when s/he does not fully understand your difficulty.
You should: construct a schedule of courses that meets core requirements, follows college and university regulations, and avoids time conflicts.
Your adviser should: check your schedule for appropriate selection of courses.

In general, it is expected that you call to make an appointment with your adviser. This advance notice allows your adviser to prepare for the conference with you. If it is necessary for you to drop in without an appointment, come during your adviser's general office hours and allow plenty of time in case you have to wait while your adviser attends to other students.


All students are assigned an adviser before their first semester in the College of Nursing. Students requesting a change in adviser must do so in writing to the associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Nursing.


College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.